Free NAADAC Webinar
Recorded on Wednesday, January 27, 2021
A Recorded Webinar
Research in neuroscience provides an evidence-based and comprehensive understanding of addiction that fits well with the experiences of people needing, seeking, and engaged in recovery. There are several insightful and well-articulated arguments challenging the disease conceptualization of addiction, but two important areas of research – epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology – greatly advance awareness of how environmental stress creates vulnerability to addiction. This webinar reviews the most up-to-date science of addiction, the current arguments for and against addiction’s conceptualization as a disease, and how the principles of recovery management counter the pathophysiology of addiction and improve a recovering person’s chances of achieving long-term recovery.
Kevin McCauley, MD, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Senior Fellow, graduated from Drexel University Medical School in 1992. He first became interested in the treatment of substance use disorders while serving as a Naval Flight Surgeon, where he observed the US Navy’s policy of treating addiction as a safety (not a moral) issue, returning treated pilots to flight status under careful monitoring. McCauley wrote and directed two films: Memo to Self: Protecting Sobriety with the Science of Safety, exploring the concepts of recovery management; and Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease of Addiction, on the neuroscience of addiction. He won the 2010 Michael Q. Ford Award for Journalism from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
- Participants will be able to describe the latest neuroscientific explanations of substance use disorder (SUD) pathophysiology and interpret SUD symptomology in light of this research.
- Participants will describe and analyze the arguments for and against the conceptualization of addiction as a brain disease.
- Participants will define elements and identify examples of recovery management, post-treatment support/aftercare, and recovery-oriented systems of care.
Beginner and Intermediate.
- Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
- Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
Polls and Q&A.
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Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
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- A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
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This webinar is not
eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.
This program is approved
by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours.
Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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